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18th Sunday in Ordinary Time

August 6, 2012

A BELIEF MORE NOURISHING THAN KNOWLEDGE

How quickly we can forget the good things and dwell on the bad!  In our first reading from Exodus, we hear the Israelites grumbling about their time in the desert after the Exodus.  It seems they have already forgotten all that God just did for them as he lead them out of captivity.

But the Lord continues to provide – raining down bread from heaven, but there is a test as well – a test to see if they will follow the Lord’s instructions or not.

What are those instructions?  To take only what you need for the day so that others may have their fill as well; and trust that God will provide for tomorrow.

We too, must believe.  We must have confidence that, if we have followed God where God has lead us, then God will not abandon us; But we get so anxious.  We want to know much more than we want to believe. . . but belief has hope that knowledge does not.

CLICK HERE for the 18th Sunday in Ordinary Time: (Exodus 16:2-4,12-15; Psalm 78; Ephesians 4:17,20-24; John 6:24-35)

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